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Sony KDL-40R555

An economical to run but 2 year old 40" Full HD TV
40" Full HD No No Feb 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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Sony KDL-40R555 Review

With low running costs but at over 2 years old, we have scored the Sony KDL-40R555 as follows for Summary.
34
Missing Some Features
58
2 Years Old
79
£72 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

Samsung TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £72 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
It is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Very low RMS rated power

Sony KDL-40R555 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,186 expert and owner reviews (including 1,171 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its TVs. 91% of those that bought a Sony television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony KDL-40R555's display diagonal of 40" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 28% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most other televisions, the KDL-40R555 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other televisions, the KDL-40R555 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the Sony KDL-40R555 of 65mm is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 66% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of televisions.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of televisions range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The KDL-40R555's RMS rated power of only 10W is fairly low compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 10% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Parental Controls

The KDL-40R555 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 72% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The Sony KDL-40R555 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The KDL-40R555's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 18% of all televisions when ordered by this feature. The average motion interpolation frequency of all TVs is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Supports 24p

The KDL-40R555 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony TV was released in February 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This Sony TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the KDL-40R555 is £72, which is typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony kdl40r555cbaep

Barcodes:

04548736003682

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